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. >> and seeking clarity -- german chancellor angel merkel on how to develop renewable energy. we begin in syria where the military is currently stepping up its use of airpower in an effort to defeat the rebels. >> opposition forces say at least 70 people have been killed in an air strike near the turkish border. meanwhile, a video emerges of what appears to be opposition fighters executing government soldiers. >> the un says that if the video is authenticated, the action would constitute a war crime. >> as their prisoners cower in terror, rebels celebrate. this video is said to of been recorded in northwestern syria. government forces and rebels have been fighting there for weeks. on thursday, rebels stormed several army checkpoints. they appear to have captured these government soldiers. in the video, rebels yell, "you are assad's dogs" at their captives, and then they prayed. after that, they fired round after round, killing at least 10 of those prisoners. the united nations is trying to verify the video and says the killings probably constituted a war crime and those responsible should be pu
house is in its final stretch. both candidates are working on the final push of their campaigns. energy independence has been a big topic. >> president obama wants to see more in the way of clean energy and renewable. republican presidential candidate mitt romney says if he is elected he will pursue a sharp increase in the production of oil and natural gas on federal lands and off the u.s. east coast. >> that would affect the residents of louisiana. energy policy is always on their minds after hurricane katrina and the bp oil disaster of 2010. that still has not changed their minds about wanting cheap sources of power. >> dean blanchard is known as the shrimp king of louisiana. he drives around barataria bay at high speed. and though it is hard to tell, things have slowed down for him leaping -- lately. in 2010, the oil spill paralyzed louisiana. since then, he is a shrimp king without shrimp. >> there is a lot of current that goes through here. the oil did not settle on the bottom. anytime the shrimp come through, they go in the park where there is no oil. >> on grand isle, there is oi
countries have kicked off negotiations on a huge solar energy project in the sahara desert. u.s. president barack obama has arrived in new jersey to tour the devastation left in the wake of super storm sandy. >> obama was joined by new jersey governor chris christie, who is republican, but christie has praised the way the president has handled the crisis. they viewed storm damage by helicopter. obama will also be meeting with residents and emergency workers. >> cleanup work is in full swing on the east coast after sandy flooded cities, washed out bridges, and caused billions of dollars in damage. >> but new york city is making it clear it is back in business. mayor michael bloomberg rate in the opening bell at the new york stock exchange, which was closed for two days. >> the storm killed over 40 people on the east coast and caused unprecedented damage. >> life is slowly returning to normal in new york. on wall street, major stock their first two-day closure ine- over a century. emergency generators provided the power. most of lower manhattan is still in the dark. an unusual event in the c
to size up conditions in yangon. >> translator: the country is full of energy. there is a sense of optimism. people believe tomorrow will be better than today. >> reporter: this japanese sewing factory is a client of kotaka's firm. it produces suits in myanmar that have sold in japan. the factory's output is up by 50% compared to three years ago. experts say labor costs in myanmar are about one-fifth of china's. that's a big reason global manufacturers are moving in. >> translator: we think our work would go more smoothly if you had an office in myanmar. >> translator: it's important to have japanese staff monitor operations. i'll do my best to set up a local office as soon as possible. >> reporter: kotaka says doing business in myanmar has its challenges. basic infrastructure is one of them. the roads are bumpy. goods are sometimes damaged. the way goods are handled can also cause problems. >> translator: it's wrapped in just a single thin sheet. a rain shower could get the contents wet and cause damage. >> reporter: finding office space isn't easy either. businesses from aroun
with companies and artists to put on this electric art showcase. but they're doing it in a very energy efficient way. that's because last year's disaster prompted people to con serve electricity. so the goal here is to combine the most energy efficient new lighting technology with dynamic one of a kind scenery. the art piece you see behind me, it's created by artists who call themselves mirror bullets. this one uses l.e.d. the cool es part is that it requires audience involvement. it's gigantic egg shaped mirror ball turns on when somebody sits on this bike so with pedal power it gets electricity and changes the do lores. let's take a look at another piece of art. there's also a piece here called b oour ballumination. here's another interactive work of address, when you hold hands one of the exhibit staff, it gives off a glow of their shirt. the piece is meant to represent the spark people feel when they interact with one another. but this event isn't just about huge lighting displays, it also hases some performances, photo contests, galleries and work ships where people can learn about the late
energy souse already made in seas around the country. members of the team say they have found deposits of methane hydrate. methane hydrate is a type of natural gas. the substance exists in the seabed and other places with high pressure and low temperature. the researchers say they found the deposits in the sea of japan and in the sea of okosk. 30 to 50 kilometers off the coast. members of the team say an ultrasound survey detected gas gushing out of the seabed. a deposit of methane hydrate is likely to come near gas chimneys. the leader of the team says these reserves could be of great use for japan. >>> tokyo's newly refurbished central railway station was unveiled to the public at the beginning of the month. for people in the capital, it's an iconic landmark. but for people in the disaster area of tohoku, it has a deeper significance. >> reporter: the red brick building of tokyo station. the open entry showing major refurbishment. it's being restored to the way it looked when it was first built a century ago. the roof is from world war ii. it's now covered with tiles. they have made
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